CGSSSA Aquathon — Sport@St Clare’s

On Monday 4 November, 32 of our St Clare’s girls travelled to Merrylands Pool and Park to compete in the annual CGSSSA Aquathon. This event involves both a run and a swim leg either as an individual or team. Distances for each category are as follows: Junior – 2km run followed by a 400m swim […] via CGSSSA Aquathon — Sport@St Clare’s

MicroShower Wins! — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our wonderful MicroShower development team from 8.1 entered their device in the inaugural Sydney Catholic School’s STEM Competition. Their entry was selected from over one hundred entries from across the Sydney Archdiocese as a finalist. Here is their ‘pitch’: Having successfully made the list of fifteen finalists they ventured to Southern Cross Vocational College last […] via MicroShower Wins! — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Alice Bowman UNSW Visit — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

A group of our 7.1 students was invited to present at a very special Space event at UNSW this week. The event involved was the visit to UNSW by Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager for the New Horizons Project. The New Horizons Project is part of NASA’s space exploration program to Pluto. Prior to Alice […] via Alice Bowman UNSW Visit — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Monitoring Our Beehive — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

The 7.1 students are creating monitoring devices using their Microbits to collect data that will help us check on the health of our beehive. This is their role in the STEM project currently taking place across all Year 7 classes. Each group has chosen a sensor they think will help provide valuable data for the […] via Monitoring Our Beehive — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

OneWorld Robotics Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

This is the first time we are entering a team in the OneWorld Robotics Competition and we are very excited to see where it takes us. We have a team of five students each with their own Actura robot that they need to learn to control through coding. In our team we have Sophia from […] via OneWorld Robotics Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Bee Project: Data Collection — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our Year 7 students are moving along with their STEM project, ‘Can St Clare’s Sustain Another Beehive?’ At the moment the focus in Mathematics is on data collection using Microbits. The 7.1 students are looking at how they can use their Microbits to monitor the health of the hive. Last week they had the pleasure […] via Bee Project: Data Collection — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Fromelles Documentary Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

There have been many things happening around the project over the past few weeks, the most exciting been Lily Whitaker’s interview with broadcaster, Alan Jones. Lily was brilliant in both interviews, clearly outlining what the project was about and how we will be using the funds raised. You can hear her interview on 2GB here. […] via Fromelles Documentary Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

MicroShower a Finalist in the SCS STEM Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our 8.1 team who developed the ‘MicroShower’ as part of their involvement in the STEAMPunk Girls project in Term One have been selected as finalists in the inaugural Sydney Catholic Schools STEM Competition. The team will be showcasing their device to the teachers from around the Archdiocese as part of the SCS STEM Symposium being […] via MicroShower a Finalist in the SCS STEM Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

OneWorld Robotics Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

A group of Year 9 and 8 students are currently involved in preparing for the OneWorld Robotics Competition. This is the first time we have been involved in the competition so we are starting with one team with the possibility of expanding further in 2020. At the start of the week the team members had […] via OneWorld Robotics Competition — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Splitting Our Beehive

This afternoon, Elke Haege, of Elke’s Bees, took time out of her busy schedule to visit the College and check on the health of our hive of native stingless bees. She was joined by our 7.1 class who will be responsible for monitoring the health of the hive throughout this term as part of the current STEM project they are involved in. In what was a fascinating visit, Elke opened the hive to reveal a very healthy and thriving bee colony. It was absolutely incredible to see inside the hive and taste… Read More